Thoughts From a Child Life Specialist
As the child life specialist for the past 4 years in outpatient oncology, bone marrow transplant and hematology, I have worked with children who clearly benefit from the generosity of Mikey’s Way. Mikey’s Way has helped kids keep up with school work by providing a laptop, has helped kids isolated because of treatment connect with their friends socially and virtually while hospitalized. I have witnessed kids swept up by videos and imagine going to far away places they’d like to visit once treatment is over. Children have used these electronics to play games to help distract them through procedures, to watch streaming movies, to write their journals. It has been wonderful to talk about the program with a patient and give them the choice of gift to help them through treatment. Mikey’s Way has made many patients smile, parents astonished at the generosity, and me as a staff member grateful for all of your help.
Child and Adolescent Oncology and Hematology Center